Watching and Learning from Beethoven’s Creative Mind
This recital features live music with the Alexander String Quartet, accompanied by live video animation with Stephen Malinowski. Q&A to follow. This event is part of “Beethoven and Modernity,” a semester-long celebration at San Francisco State University of Beethoven’s 250th birth year. Free.
A committed chamber musician, Mendle is a member of the San Francisco Guitar Quartet. He is adjunct professor of guitar at Pacific Union College and maintains a private studio. He completed his graduate studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Latin Grammy winner Sergio Assad. He also received his undergraduate degree from the conservatory, studying under Lawrence Ferrara, Marc Teicholz, David Tanenbaum and Dusan Bogdanovic.
The Alexander String Quartet has performed in the major music capitals of five continents, securing its standing among the world’s premier ensembles, and a major artistic presence in its home base of San Francisco, serving since 1989 as ensemble in residence of San Francisco Performances and directors of the Morrison Chamber Music Center at SF State. Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart and Shostakovich, the quartet’s recordings have won international critical acclaim.